majorities

A Quote by Doug Gwyn on determination, majorities, and truth

Truth is not determined by majority vote

Doug Gwyn

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A Quote by David S. Slawson on culture, majorities, names, order, people, perception, and society

Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as 'one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.' What is not named in a culture very likely goes unnoticed by the majority of its people. The converse is also true: people pay greater attention to things that been given names.

David S. Slawson

Source: Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens, 1987

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on majorities, observation, and power

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: De Re Publica, 51 B.C.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on majorities, merit, and nature

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, ch. 14, 1847.

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on consequences, country, danger, government, history, influence, judaism, lies, majorities, peace, people, strength, survival, tolerance, virtue, and war

Instead of agitating for war, the Jewish groups in this country should be opposing it in every possible way, for they will be among the first to feel its consequences. Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength. History shows that it cannot survive war and devastation. A few very far-sighted Jewish people realize this and stand opposed to intervention. But the majority still do not. Their greatest danger to this country lies in their ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio, and our government.

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: speaking on the Jewish "pro-war policy" at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on action, government, majorities, and nonsense

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, facts, foolishness, majorities, and mankind

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Marriage and Morals

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A Quote by Barbara Cartland on america, majorities, modesty, people, purity, and world

The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.

Barbara Cartland (1901 -)

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A Quote by Aristotle on democracy, majorities, and power

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Andrew Jackson on courage and majorities

One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845)

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